Ludum Dare 32 — April 17th-20th, 2015 — Theme: An Unconventional Weapon

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Super Bye Bye Bot

by GenericTeamName - Jam Entry

Keaffor the Scientist invented autonomous mobile chat bots, but there's a problem... They started annoying people TO DEATH!!! Now he must race back to his lab to deactivate the server and stop the carnage! It is rumored that the master server is powered by Cleverbot.

We wanted to integrate with to use conversation as the unconventional weapon. It was probably a bit of an over reach and it pretty disastrous to tie into so the graphics for the menu and game over screen and sound effects took a bit of a hit. We even got IP blocked by cleverbot trying to generate the conversations between two robots (kite two of them together to see an example of this). That being said we are happy with how it turned out and we'll have to manage scope better the next time around. I hope you like it!!!

All audio and art assets were custom made.


*Interactions with Cleverbot not yet rated*

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Liam :D says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 9:18pm

Okay, so I was going to say how I like the floating instruction text and such touches, but this is actually a really clever idea. With unity's new ui system you can anchor things to different sides, which you should do for the "fighting" screen. On my laptop's resolution I just saw "Get cleverbot to s". The text should be anchored to the right side of the screen. Otherwise very innovative.

peecestudios says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 8:42pm

Nice game loved it but the robots where glitchy. The text went off the screen. Was very well designed.

F. Wiktora says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 12:50am

Hey! You did a great job there! Keep it up!

lucidsheep says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 12:51am

awesome concept. frustrating execution.

richiebranson says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 12:52am

nice concept, enjoyed the turn-based text battle system. Only recommendation I'd have is to anchor the GUI elements so they adjust based on resolution. Other than that, good work!

TravisRoot1 says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 12:55am

Not a huge fan of this one, to be honest. The controls were sluggish and sloppy, the audio and graphics were uninspired, and the dialogue-combat thing, while a very interesting concept, involved no strategy whatsoever. Sorry fellas, just being honest.

RoryD says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 12:56am

Interesting, but at the robots really supposed to be lightning-quick? At the point where you bring one close to the other, there was absolutely no chance of my doing that since the robots move at least 10x as quickly as me.

I think the idea shows some potential, but it's hard to really experience it right now.

doitle says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 12:56am

This is a really clever idea integrating cleverbot into the game. It's very difficult though and variable. The first robot I ran into I just said "Goodbye" to. And it said "Bye" and it was done. The second one I died to trying everything on Earth to get it to go "Bye".

TeslaCoil says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 1:25am

Brilliant idea. The concept was absolutely brilliant. But I'm sorry, it was the most frustrating game ever. Turn-based battle games always have an element of strategy to them. After losing a battle, the player should think "oh, if only I'd done this instead of that, I would've won!". But in this game, there was too much randomness. The only really good move you have is to say "goodbye" or "bye" or something to that effect, but the result of that only move you have is too random to strategize around! Combine this with some parsing, like "get Cleverbot to say a sentence with a colour" or "get Cleverbot to say something mean", and you'd have a much fairer, and more exciting, game.

roving-stone says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 1:47am

Very clever idea! The talking battles really surprised me. Music is generic but calming as you are running through those grassy fields haha. The painted background is really nice. I love the rapid-fire conversations the robots have when you bring them together before they blow up. Great job!

I agree with TeslaCoil's comments on the battle system.

Apr 23, 2015 @ 2:46am

We knew that we were losing all control of the battle scene when we chose to tie into cleverbot, but that's the fun in it (for us anyways, hahaha). The cleverbots have been "annoying people to death" so I guess it's working? lol. Thanks for commenting everyone, sorry for the frustration! :P

graebor says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 2:48am

The idea of integrating cleverbot is a pretty hilarious concept. Perfect for a jam game where you just want to try out something weird :)

Lynx says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 2:52am

I like the concept a lot, would love to see this expanded with trying to get celverbot to say other phrases than just bye... also very inventive concept! Might want to talk to the cleverbot people to gain permission to constantly access their servers... that will get you blacklisted as a hacker globally so fast!

Shimone says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 3:21pm

Really nice idea! I really liked the cleverbot idea, but it was very hard to make it say bye (at least for me). I didn't like the character design very much, but the background drawing is very good. I wished you used the same art style character design.

Bsevers18 says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 3:41pm

adding cleverbot was hilarious! But got a little old after a while. Changing up the word you need it to say would be nice. Otherwise pretty light on visuals. A jump animation is needed!

gelisam says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 3:49pm

I click in the textbox, but what I type doesn't appear and my character always says nothing. Unplayable for me.

Apr 26, 2015 @ 6:31am

What a clever idea, I really enjoyed it. Good job!

TyrusPeace says ...
Apr 30, 2015 @ 3:52am

I love how annoying this game is. I only ever managed to beat one robot, but I laughed the whole time I was dying.

(John McBryan)

crazya02 says ...
May 8, 2015 @ 1:50am

Awesome idea, but completing a "battle" can be really finicky at times.

May 8, 2015 @ 4:18am

I'm apparently not clever enough to trick him into saying bye as opposed to a variation like "see you soon". some examples would definitely help (although I'll note that I haven't googled it). Interesting idea though.

Xanderzoo says ...
May 8, 2015 @ 4:54am

It would be a great game, but the robots don't really respond to me correctly. I gave it high marks in everything but graphics and fun.

uberscientist says ...
May 8, 2015 @ 4:54am

awesome, it was fun, but not fun enough to beat it, gets sort of frustrating without save points after the 2nd run through

myachin says ...
May 8, 2015 @ 5:19am

awesome animations and hero model

dieblume86 says ...
May 8, 2015 @ 7:36am

Nice idea^^

alhvi says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 7:29am

I made it :P before the huge robot got me. Hehe. This was really interesting. Good job.

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